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Boarders Trip to Brighton

On Saturday 6th May, the boarders all travelled to Brighton to watch the annual Childrens’ Parade.  It was great to see our Junior School taking part and we enjoyed cheering them on with words of encouragement. After lunch, some of the boarders went shopping, whilst others accompanied by a member of staff had fun on

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Boarders Performing Arts Competition

On Friday 24th March 2017 the boarding community came together to perform in the annual Boarders Performing Arts Competition.  After weeks of rehearsals we had three performances from Silverdale East, Silverdale West and Avondale houses. The girls in boarding had written their own scripts, designed the set and costumes in order to give three very

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Boarders visit the West End

On Saturday 11th February, the Boarders set off to the West End to watch the popular show “Phantom of the Opera.” Despite the snow fall the night before, the students and staff were not put off taking the coach journey to London. On reaching London, there was enough time for some window shopping and lunch

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Chocolate on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, some of the girls in the boarding houses got together for a spot of indulgent chocolate making.  The Pretzel Heart Chocolate pieces went down a treat with everyone as they all tasted a chocolate heart decorated in sprinkles.  

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Cheerleading Workshop

On Saturday 4th February our new Gap girls in the Boarding House, Alana and Amy, ran a fantastic Cheerleading Workshop for the younger girls. They demonstrated some of the most popular moves which will, I am sure,, come in handy at future House Events! Later in the afternoon the whole boarding community went to the

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Boarders Christmas Party

On 10th December the Boarders celebrated their Christmas party. Some wore their best party frocks, the Gaps dressed up as elves and certainly looked the part. There was a lovely spread of buffet food. The DJ was already set up by the time the girls arrived and the games soon got going. With the overall

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Boarders head to Brighton for Retail Therapy

On Saturday 26th November, the Boarders went to Brighton to shop and ice-skate on the temporary rink by the Royal Pavilion. Many of the Boarders opted for the shops choosing the (relative) safety of the shops over the potential for bruises and bumps. Overall everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the Christmas lights were fantastic, the

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Boarders visit Cuckfield Bonfire

On Saturday 5th November an excited group of Burgess Hill girls boarders made the journey to Cuckfield to celebrate Guy Fawkes night. It was a very cold evening but the girls were soon warmed by the bonfire and the fantastic fireworks lighting up the skies in time with the music. It was  a great oppoortunity

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Boarders Take on Paintballing

Earlier this month some of the boarders went paintballing, despite the minor fact it was raining a lot, the intrepid warriors-to-be put their overalls and helmets on, and were ready for action. There was a lot of running about, diving and avoidance techniques, and the merry band of boarders shot paintballs at anyone who wasn’t

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Boarders visit Ditchling Village Fair

We thought it would be great to see what happens at a  typical village fair in the English countryside. On arrival it felt like we were on the set of “Miss.Marple”. All the community had gathered on the village green, children from the local school danced round the maypole and the local choir performed some

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